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st: RE: saving file in stata 8
> This may sound a silly question.
> I am a new user to stata 8, have been working on stata
> 8 previously.
> whenever i save a file, it does not appear in the
> list of my documents. whereas in stata 7, a file saved
> always show in the list of my documents.
> Could anyone guide me how to look up at the files
> saved in stata 8. right now , i am memorising the name
> of file, and then open the file i want, by:
> use (file name).
You don't say what platform you are using.
I guess Windows. If not, you need to say
whether you are using some flavour of Unix
The -save- command in Stata saves files
with extension .dta. So whatever you are
using to find files must include that
extension as a possibility. In particular,
the .doc extension, which signals a proprietary
format used by Microsoft software (especially
for Word documents), is never used by Stata
for any purpose whatsoever.
However, none of this has changed in Stata
8 as compared with Stata 7.
If this does not help, contact technical support
at Stata with more precise details of what you
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